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South Australia has a competitive energy market. With 24 companies and dozens of plans to choose from, we make the comparison process easy whether you're after green power, cheap power or the best service.

If you just want to get started, you can enter your postcode and start comparing immediately. Once you're signed up, you can be connected to a new provider in 2 business days.

Otherwise, read through this guide to get a better grip on the South Australian energy market. You can begin by looking at the following:

Best electricity and gas providers in SA

Here are our picks for the top 10 electricity and gas providers in South Australia, rated on number of customers, percentage of complaints and basic plan cost.

These are subjective picks and what you rate as "best" may differ.

Best electricity providers in South Australia

Major retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customersGo to site
Origin Energy1,831,9481.45%Get your quote
Powershop52,8710.32%Get your quote
EnergyAustralia1,044,3841.70%Get your quote
Alinta Energy352,6793.91%Get your quote
Powerdirect47,9324.91%
Lumo Energy41,0543.87%Get your quote
AGL1,390,0173.00%
Simply Energy133,3187.22%
Red Energy306,2285.03%
Dodo47,8391.63%Get your quote

Best gas providers in South Australia

Major retailersNumber of customersComplaints as a proportion of customersGo to site
EnergyAustralia421,7914.22%Get your quote
AGL818,8445.09%
Simply Energy55,67717.29%
Origin Energy602,7484.41%Get your quote
Lumo Energy13,52811.75%Get your quote
GloBird Energy9080.88%
CovaU28223.90%
Alinta Energy55,08625.02%Get your quote
Red Energy73,06421.08%

Who is the cheapest electricity and gas provider in South Australia

After analysing monthly price estimates for energy providers on Finder, we found Powershop, Sumo Energy, and Origin Energy to offer some of the lowest electricity rates in SA for electricity while Simply Energy, EnergyAustralia, and AGL took the cheapest 3 spots for gas.

  • Good to know: Prices for electricity can be compared against the reference price — the benchmark electricity price set by the government to help you compare offers.

Cheapest electricity in

ProviderPrice estimateDifference from Reference PriceElectricity plan
Powershop$120/mo18% lessPowershop 100% Carbon NeutralGet your quote
Sumo POwer$125/mo15% lessSumo Assure Advantage Energy PlanGet your quote
Origin Energy$126/mo14% lessOrigin Advantage Variable - SAGet your quote
1st Energy$131/moEqual to1st Saver - SA
EnergyAustralia$133/mo9% lessTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
AGL$137/mo6% lessSuper SaverGet your quote
Dodo$142/mo3% lessDodo Power & Gas - SAGet your quote
Ovo Energy$120/mo18% lessOne PlanGet your quote
Alinta Energy$126/mo14% lessHomeDealGet your quote
Simply Energy$129/mo12% lessSA Simply RAA

Cheapest gas in South Australia

Simply Energy$42/moSA Simply RAA
EnergyAustralia$44/moTotal Plan HomeGet your quote
AGL$44/moSuper Saver - SAGet your quote
Origin Energy$45/moOrigin Advantage Variable - SAGet your quote
Lumo Energy$43/moLumo Plus - SA

Compare energy providers in South Australia

Learn more about the dozens of energy providers in South Australia that we compare:

Is electricity or gas cheaper in SA?

Our research has shown that the average quarterly power bill in South Australia is $395, while the average gas bill works out to be about $211 per quarter.

Gas bills are cheaper, but your bill will depend on your usage, how your house is set up and what appliances you have.

Check out our guide on gas vs electricity to learn more.

AVERAGE ANNUAL ELECTRICITY BILL PER STATE

AVERAGE ANNUAL GAS BILL PER STATE

How much can I save by switching energy plans?

There are 2 common scenarios where you can save money by switching:

  • You're on a standing offer. If you've been on your plan for over a year or have moved house recently, there's a chance you're on a standing offer. The latest research indicates you could save between $180 and $300 per year by switching to a market offer.
  • You haven't compared recently. Even if you're on a market offer, there's a good chance there's something cheaper on the market since you last switched. Switching in this case can still save you money.

Regardless of your situation, all you need to do is compare energy plans available in your area to see what you can save.

Do I qualify for any energy rebates available in SA?

Energy rebates come in 2 forms: a flat sum or a percentage of your bill. To claim a rebate, you'll need to meet certain eligibility requirements, such as holding a valid concession card.

Here's a breakdown of rebates available in South Australia.

Low income house

Energy bill concession

This concession is designed to help South Australians on low or fixed incomes cover the cost of energy bills.

Medical energy rebate

Medical heating and cooling concession

This concession assists South Australians on fixed or low incomes with a medical condition that requires frequent heating or cooling in their house.

Tag discount

Cost of living concession

This concession helps those on a fixed or low income to cover all living expenses, including council rates, energy bills and more.

life support

Home dialysis electricity concession

This concession is designed to help South Australian residents with a kidney disease who receive treatment at home.

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